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    Nginx vs Apache vs Litespeed

    What is the best web server if compared between these nginx and apache and litespeed? I am running blogs on Apache but i heard that nginx or litespeed supported cache content better than apache hence I tend to use or give them a try in the near future. Does anyone give me an advice?

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    Go with Nginx, it's faster than Apache and can handle high traffic easily.
    Litespeed is probably not bad, but it's a paid software.

    But if Nginx is lighter than Apache, you can have almost the same performances Apache. PHP7 and a caching system will have more impact on your blogs speed

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    Nginx and litespeed are basically alternatives for apache when giving boost to the web services , however use of Nginx or litespeed is completely depends on the requirements. No doubt you can compare them with their features however before you opt for one you need to evaluate what contents are you going to host , is it dynamic or static , cache frequency and then optimization.

    I agree that these web servers do play a vital role when it comes serving high traffic speed websites , however you need to look at server configuration , optimization and tweaking factor too. You can just can not rely on these technologies to handle speed , or high traffic issues.

    Like virtubox said you can easily manage high traffic websites on Apache+PHP7 based server so its all about how you manage the things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtuBox View Post
    Go with Nginx, it's faster than Apache and can handle high traffic easily.
    Litespeed is probably not bad, but it's a paid software.

    But if Nginx is lighter than Apache, you can have almost the same performances Apache. PHP7 and a caching system will have more impact on your blogs speed
    Can I switch from Apache to Nginx if I am installed and using Apache on my VPS?
    I have not ever heard of Nginx can handle traffic better than Apache as it's a web server.
    what is the proof for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompWiz View Post
    Can I switch from Apache to Nginx if I am installed and using Apache on my VPS?
    I have not ever heard of Nginx can handle traffic better than Apache as it's a web server.
    what is the proof for this?
    Yes, Its never to late to make changes, just be sure to have good backups just in case something goes wrong!

    Here is a good comparison between several web servers
    http://www.unixguru.co.uk/hosting-features/litespeed-web-server/benchmarks-apache-vs-nginx-vs-litespeed/
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    Yes, Its never to late to make changes, just be sure to have good backups just in case something goes wrong!

    Here is a good comparison between several web servers
    It made me impressed with these benchmarks

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    LiteSpeed Enterprise was:-

    3885% faster than Apache 2.2 using suPHP.
    4506% faster than Apache 2.4 using suPHP.
    50% faster than Apache 2.2 with mod_PHP.
    273% faster than Apache 2.2 with PHP-FPM.
    203% faster than Apache 2.4 with PHP-FPM.
    86% faster than nginx with PHP-FPM.
    16% faster than LiteSpeed Enterprise with PHP-FPM.
    slightly faster than OpenLiteSpeed.
    How can i have or install LiteSpeed on my VPS, I did not see it on any VPS hosting providers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCompWiz View Post
    It made me impressed with these benchmarks
    Yes, we have been very happy with LiteSpeed!

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    How can i have or install LiteSpeed on my VPS, I did not see it on any VPS hosting providers.
    Some providers offer it, some dont. You will have to ask your hosting provider if they can provide you a license, or purchase the license directly from LiteSpeed
    https://www.litespeedtech.com/products/litespeed-web-server/overview
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    Yes, Its never to late to make changes, just be sure to have good backups just in case something goes wrong!

    Here is a good comparison between several web servers
    http://www.unixguru.co.uk/hosting-features/litespeed-web-server/benchmarks-apache-vs-nginx-vs-litespeed/
    Based on the comparisons on those graphs it seem like LiteSpeed has the best specs by far. How is it for someone new to VPS setup and managing? Does it have a steep learning curve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO Servers View Post
    Some providers offer it, some dont...
    It is what I am wondering why. I viewed many offers but only some hosting providers are offering Litespeed, the rest is No. Are providers offering Litespeed are better and more quality to go with?

    It can help me to choose a better hosting plan in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerag Nundlall View Post
    hosting providers are offering Litespeed, the rest is No. Are providers offering Litespeed are better and more quality to go with?

    It can help me to choose a better hosting plan in the future.
    Just means web hosts that offer it are confident in their knowledge of litespeed enough to offer it + support it and/or see the added value and benefits of litespeed. Many of the web hosts that offer litespeed actually use litespeed for their web hosting main site too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eva2000 View Post
    Many of the web hosts that offer litespeed actually use litespeed for their web hosting main site too.
    How to distinguish they are using for their hosting main site or for their clients.
    I don't think this can happen with web hosting providers, they need to provide the best quality services to their clients.

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    browser extensions have some that report site's http headers so you can check what web server they use

    i.e. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/server-details/bdjdcpoklgpglobffdadmmjcgbknmkfh

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    I never heard of Litespeed.
    Apache is the web server that being used on all our hosting servers.

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    Well, Litespeed is certainly the best in terms of performance. However, it lacks a huge number of followers.
    Here's a basic idea on the global web server usage https://trends.builtwith.com/web-server.
    Litespeed is barely used by 1% of the top 10K websites on the Internet when compared to Apache and Nginx which make up roughly 60% of the global trend.

    This doesn't mean Litespeed is bad. Both Nginx and Apache are open source software compared to Litespeed which can cost up to 90$ for an Octa-core CPU or 65$ for a Quad-Core CPU.

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    Hello,
    As we know that Apache and Nginx known to most of the crowd but Litespeed is not that popular.
    But yes , all the three web servers have there own features and flaw. Or we can say that it is upto one's REQUIREMENT .
    Though Apache is heavy but it is loaded of lots of features.
    There by , Nginx is light weighted so we can say that it is speed alternative for heavy load servers.
    Also, Litespeed is having its own benefits over Nginx. Though , it is also light weighted but it can be the drop-in replacement for Apache as various config files , Apache mods ,etc works with Litespeed.

    So, once againg I will say that it would depend on one's need that which web server suits him/her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iserveradmin11 View Post
    Though Apache is heavy but it is loaded of lots of features.
    There by , Nginx is light weighted so we can say that it is speed alternative for heavy load servers.
    I think these are true but I am not familiar with Nginx
    How can I learn to manage websites with Nginx?
    Where are the best sources to find documents and guides for this web server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry P View Post
    I think these are true but I am not familiar with Nginx
    How can I learn to manage websites with Nginx?
    Where are the best sources to find documents and guides for this web server?
    You will find all informations needed to get started with nginx here : https://www.nginx.com/resources/wiki/start/index.html
    Some tutorials websites like howtoforge also explain step by step how to setup a web app with nginx.
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    NGINX all the way

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    Nginx is my choice. I've been running Nginx for years now, and I put it on all the VPS-es and dedicated servers that I get to configure. It's super fast, and it's definitely my choice over Apache and Litespeed. I configured and used Litespeed too. It's a good option too, but I would still stick to Nginx if I have to choose between them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueLeaf View Post
    Nginx is my choice. I've been running Nginx for years now, and I put it on all the VPS-es and dedicated servers that I get to configure. It's super fast, and it's definitely my choice over Apache and Litespeed. I configured and used Litespeed too. It's a good option too, but I would still stick to Nginx if I have to choose between them.
    Beside Litespeed and Plesk, I don't see any better alternatives to have Nginx web server for my VPS.

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    Nginx is a front end cache system , its not a full fledged web server like apache or litespeed. Nginx have some cons, like we cannot have rewrites enabled in easy manner. You either have to link nignix configuration with php5-fpm or you have to keep niginx in front end of apache.

    Also it should be noted that nginx cannot be directly implemented on control panels like CPanel / WHM. Yet there is something called https://engintron.com/

    But most hosts does not use engintron. On the other hand litespeed is quite a good alternative to apache and gets the best of nignix and apache without compromising on CPanel /WHM. That is why performance web hosting providers like us, use LiteSpeed+CloudLinux+SSD for best possible performance.

    I do not know, if some providers using litespeed for their own site and does not offer for customers, may be they are doing so. But we offer complete litespeed hosting for customers, if you are interested check the shared hosting offers section for more details.

    Litespeed is good, if you want to see the performance improvement and coming from apache. We also have http2 enabled. So you will get all the best stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rankmyhub View Post
    Nginx is a front end cache system , its not a full fledged web server like apache or litespeed. Nginx have some cons, like we cannot have rewrites enabled in easy manner. You either have to link nignix configuration with php5-fpm or you have to keep niginx in front end of apache.
    If I agree about the rewrite rules, but nginx is a complete web server and can be used easily to process php. All my own servers are running only with Nginx. Last time I have used Apache, I have to read a tutorial because I have no idea about how it work
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    Nginx with Varnish for caching. This is the best match i'm using on my servers

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    If you don't want to spend the money, nginx by itself (no apache) is by far the best web engine. Litespeeds caching is great, but its expensive. If you setup nginx right though, it can handle a ton of traffic compared to apache standalone.

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